So, it turns out I was right. The moment this afternoon's ultrasound slid into focus, it was clear that I have been pregnant for quite a while. The little head on the screen measured 12 weeks, 1 day (although by my calculations I'm probably more like 11-ish weeks; Camilla's now-off-the-charts head measured big from very early days, if I remember correctly, and anyway the picture on the screen wasn't very clear and the measurement could easily have been off by a millimeter or two), and I now have an official due date of February 2nd. (Groundhog Day!)
This means that next week I will officially enter the fourteenth week of my pregnancy (well, the twelfth, really) and thus the second trimester! This pregnancy has been so different from my pregnancy with Milla, where I knew I was pregnant from four weeks onward (I didn't find out until eight weeks, this time, and I NEVER thought I could possibly miss a pregnancy but there you go). Last time I was bleeding and freaked out about miscarriage (I didn't overdramatize it on the blog at the time, but seriously, I never knew you could bleed that much and still be pregnant until it happened to me), this time I've had no spotting at all. Last time the days dragged - I remember feeling that eight weeks was a milestone I'd never reach - and this time I'm shocked that it's already been a month since I saw that second line. Last time I had to learn the hard way (should I say the vomitous way?) how to manage my nausea; this time I started immediately on the nausea-management regimen that works for me, and I've felt better and kept down a lot more of my food during this first trimester.
I have, however, suddenly remembered a sad fact from my last pregnancy: although I had less nausea, I actually started throwing up more after I hit fourteen weeks. I'd think I was fine, be marveling at the fact that I didn't feel nauseated at all, and then moments later I'd be kneeling over the toilet, cursing my body for the curveball. Oh dear heavens please let that not happen this time.
Meanwhile, there are other things going on besides my gestating, and I will try to talk about them soon. I so will.